Director Research Finance - Clinical Research Center Admin

Location: Seattle, WA
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Our client continues a tradition of caring that began nearly 160 years ago. Their Mission is to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable. As one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States, they are committed to providing for the needs of their communities across Alaska, California, Montana, Oregon and Washington.
The Director – Finance Research is responsible for financial oversight of all research activity accounts to ensure financial viability and operational efficiencies. Develop and generate robust reporting tools for the timely reporting and analysis of research revenue and expenses. Determine short and long term financial and strategic plans as well as effective and efficient processes to sustain research activities and Office of Clinical Research (OCR) functions, including budgeting, financial modeling and analyses. Ensure compliance with Medicare billing requirements for research.
Job Description:
  • Responsible for Research policies with financial impact.
  • Makes recommendations on systems and procedures to ensure optimum financial management internal control and timely reporting.
  • The Director will also provide day-to-day leadership and decision making for research administrators and principal investigators and will provide oversight and career development of research finance staff.
Required qualifications for this position include:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum 5 years in management of accounting/financial analysis, required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in managing both federal and non-federal research funds, required/ 3 years of management or team leadership supervisory experience
  • Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles
  • Knowledge of research accounting processes, procedures and financial controls, including revenue cycle management – charge capture, coding, payor compliance; supply management, cost reduction principles and purchasing principles
  • Experience and familiarity with federal compliance standards associated with receipt of federal funds and OMB A-133; knowledge of financial analysis techniques; knowledge and understanding of the expectations and requirements of external & internal auditing
  • Thorough understanding of general ledger systems including the interfaces between the general ledger and subsystems; advanced skills in spreadsheets, databases and report writing software.
  • Ability to manage and understand data; motivated and intuitive thinker
  • Ability to prioritize organize, plan, and implement services as well as handle multiple projects/problems simultaneously
  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, and team building skills: evidence of this should include dealing well with people, effective problem solving, appropriately confronting issues, motivating others as individuals and as groups, planning, organizing and directing the activities of others.
  • Demonstrated skill in working with minimal supervision
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Strong analytical skills for reviewing financial operations, complex transactions, new programs and contract pricing
  • Aptitude and expertise in the use of personal computers and software including spreadsheets and word processing
  • Ability to develop financial systems to support new or expanded operations
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
  • Master’s degree or Certification in finance, business or accounting is preferred
  • CMA or CPA preferred
  • Lawson experience strongly preferred
  • Strong PC skills, specifically SRC, Lawson, Asset Management and MS Excel
  • N/A
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance coverage that start on your first day
  • Retirement program that helps you prepare for your future
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Health Reimbursement and Savings Accounts (HRA, HSA, FSA)
  • Health assessment and personal coaching to help you meet your goals
  • Incentives for participation in healthy activities
  • Caregiver Assistance Program (for employees) offering work/life services, resources and expertise when you need it
  • Weight management, tobacco cessation and diabetes programs
Work/Life Balance:
  • Volunteers in Partnership program to match you with volunteer opportunities that support our communities
  • Support for life events such as birth, adoption, marriage or other changes to your family
  • Ergonomics and injury prevention to promote safe work environments
  • Paid time off
  • Disability benefits
Career and Development:
  • Tuition reimbursement to support your education as you tackle your career goals
Equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
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